Friday, February 1, 2013
February denotes national Black History Month. Following is a corresponding event schedule for St. Louis County library branches located in Central and West St. Louis County, including Eureka.
The story of Black History Month begins in Chicago during the late summer of 1915, according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Following is a series of local events at which one can observe the annual observation. Eureka Hills Branch, Eureka Monday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. African Inspired Jewelry Making Workshop Come make your own African inspired jewelry with Imani Aisha Creations! In this 90-minute workshop, participants will be using the shapes of the Egyptian Ankh and Africa to make a necklace or a brooch. Paint will be used in the creation process, so please dress appropriately. Ages 7-11. Registration required. Daniel Boone Branch, Ellisville Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. African Inspired Jewelry Making …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Funds available by the passage of Proposition L allowed the library system managers to extend operating hours.
Operating hours at Eureka Hills Branch Library were extended from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays, starting this month. Branch hours now match the rest of the county library system, operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Proposition L, approved by 58 percent of voters on Nov. 6, increased the St. Louis County Library's tax ceiling by 6 cents to 26 cents per $100 valuation. See related article for background: Library-Tax Supporters Contribute $265,000 The increase is slated to fund new branches where they are needed, to repair and remodel other branch buildings, and to enhance services at all 20 county library locations. New library projects will start this year.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Here's a chance to participate in a winter reading clubs: one for kids and one for teens/adults. Hurry—entries are due Dec. 31.
Eureka Hills Branch Library staffers are hosting a reading club and resulting raffle for the participants. For every 15 minutes children read, a circle is marked on an entry card, which can be secured at the library. Kids are asked to read five hours total. Adults and teens are asked to read four books, and to list the titles. Once the card is complete (there are 20 circles), turn it into the library to enter into a raffle for a winter prize pack that includes items such as sleds, hand warmers, gift cards, DVDs, books and Kindles. Call 314-994-3300 with questions or for more information.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea: Members of The Eureka Project grassroots group who are raising funds for local library expansions invite others to join the quest.
Looking for a gift for someone who has nearly everything they need? Members of The Eureka Project worked hard behind-the-scenes this year to help get a spotlight on the need for a larger library to service this area. Great strides were made when the vacated Blockbuster building was able to be transformed into a new location. An interesting gift for book worms would be to line up a yearly membership with the Friend of the St. Louis County Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization, and donations are tax-deductible. The goal of the foundation is to help sustain bookmobiles, pre-school reading programs and teen centers, as well as the award-winning author series held at locations such as as the Eureka Hills Branch Library. For …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Although September is half over, there is still time to participate in various library activities at the Eureka Hills Branch. Join Eureka Police Officer Mike Werges and his canine partner, Riki, for a safety discussion.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Tuesday, September 18, 10 a.m. Pirates Ahoy! Ahoy, mateys! Join great pirate-themed stories and activities that are sure to make the landlubbers jealous. Ages 3-6. Registration required. Thursday, September 20, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Story Time: On the Go! Beep, beep! Vroom, vroom! Cars, trucks, buses and airplanes – go anywhere we want to go. Recommended for ages 3 to 6, but all are welcome. Friday, September 21, 10 a.m. Art@Your Library: Play Dough Party What’s better than play dough? A room full of friends with play dough! Playing with dough helps your preschooler develop fine motor skills and practice self-expression, so come and join the fun! Dough will be provided. Ages 3-6. Registration required. Monday, …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On May 5, visit the Eureka Hills Branch of the St. Louis County Library and pick up one free comic book while supplies last.
Fans of the Avengers, Spider-Man and Transformers can pick up special-edition issues starring their favorite superheroes during Free Comic Book Day on May 5. All branches of the St. Louis County Library, including the Eureka Hills Branch at 156 Eureka Towne Center Drive, will have free comics to give away on Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., residents may visit their local branch and receive one issue per person while supplies last. Free Comic Book Day is an annual celebration of comics. Each May, retailers, publishers, suppliers and distributors make some comics free in an effort to reward comic book veterans and draw in new fans. Forty-two different titles will be available, including comics targeted toward kids. A full list of Free Comic…
Monday, January 16, 2012
In observation of Black History Month, a special presentation will be available at the Eureka Hills Branch Library on Feb. 13.
African Dance will be presented at Eureka Hills Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 for Black History Month. Tiffany Scott and the African American Ensemble will take attendees on a journey through the rich history and traditions of the people of Africa. The audience will experience live drummers and traditional African garments in this program. This event is relevant to all ages.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Following up to re-opening in a new location Dec. 1, 2011, book lovers, county librarians, officials and community leaders christened the Eureka Hills Branch Library for the new year on Tuesday.
Library usage at the Eureka Hills Branch Library increased by 20 percent since the facility re-opened at its new location at 156 Eureka Towne Center in the building formerly used by Blockbuster. A grand opening celebration was held Tuesday. Eureka Mayor Kevin Coffey told grand opening attendees he could remember 30 years ago when Eureka had nothing but book mobiles. "What a change," he said. "Eureka has grown 400 percent in population, and we hope the library continues to grow with us." Coffey said instead of the library being behind in timing of stated wishes of local residents, he believed it was one step ahead by demonstrating innovative technology and other resources that people will need in the future. Joe Blanner, vice president of …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Here are lists of the books that were most checked out during 2011 at the Eureka Hills Branch Library. Peruse them Tuesday while attending the grand opening event at the library's new location.
Wondering what books to read this year? Perhaps the following options can assist with making a wish-list. Eureka-Wildwood Patch asked the St. Louis County Library staff which books were the most checked out items at the Eureka Hills Branch, so here they are. Check out some of these books while attending the open house celebration at the library's new location Tuesday. Many of the activities start at 10:30 a.m. (See related article: Eureka Hills Branch Library to Host Celebration) Top 10 ADULT books checked out from the Eureka Hills Branch in 2011: Top 10 TEEN books checked out from the Eureka Hills Branch in 2011: Top 10 CHILDREN'S books checked out from the Eureka Hills Branch in 2011:
Thursday, December 1, 2011
As of Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Eureka Hills Branch of the St. Louis County Library reopens for business at its new location, 156 Eureka Towne Center.
Once again, there are movies in the former Blockbuster Video store building in Eureka, but this time they are for checking out from the new lessee — the Eureka Hills Branch of the St. Louis County Library. The library staff closed its former location at 103 Hilltop Village Center Dr. during the Thanksgiving holiday and moved into the recently remodeled building at 156 Eureka Towne Center. The new location is one mile west of its former location, in the same complex as the Walmart Supercenter. The new Eureka Hills space is said to be 30 percent larger than the previous location, and features brightly colored walls and comfortable seating. Other amenities include a community meeting room, four work stations and designated areas for teens and…